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Rose and Lavender Facial and Hand Cream

Rose and Lavender Facial and Hand cream 1

This luxurious cream is heavenly! It is very hydrating, calming and great to use just before bedtime! The rose is a natural astringent and pH balancer and the lavender is cleansing and calming. This makes for great gifts and is simple to make. I like to get my ingredients from Bulk Apothecary or Whole Sale Supplies Plus, both online.

Recipe

16 oz sweet almond oil or another moisturizing oil of choice (you can infuse it with dried lavender flower buds by heating over the stove top on very low heat for an hour, then strain).
4 oz beeswax or 1/2 cup either shredded or use the beads.
16 oz rose water
20-30 drops lavender essential oil
20 drops vitamin E oil

Rose and Lavender Facial and Hand cream

Melt the beeswax and oil together. Bring to room temperature or just until it starts to set up (this part is really important). While waiting for the oil to cool, add the essential oil and vitamin E. Once cooled almost to room temp immediately pour the rose water into the oil mixture and blend with an immersion blender until thick and creamy. Pour into bottles or jars. Label and date. Keep in the fridge for long term storage.

 

 

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, Mom of 4 cute kids, Yoga instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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